Data Structures and Algorithms with Object-Oriented Design Patterns in C#
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A Detailed Model of the Computer


In this section we develop a detailed model of the running time performance of C# programs. The model developed is independent of the underlying hardware and system software. Rather than analyze the performance of a particular, arbitrarily chosen physical machine, we model the execution of a C# program on the ``common language runtime'' (see Figure gif).

A direct consequence of this approach is that we lose some fidelity--the resulting model cannot predict accurately the performance of all possible hardware/software systems. On the other hand, the resulting model is still rather complex and rich in detail.

Figure: C# system overview.

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